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Proud to announce the Hamilton Requiem Mass

We are always delighted to share good news in the world of live music, particularly when we have been lucky enough to work with the musicians concerned. In this case the composer Tim Hamilton worked with Viva Live Music many moons ago, but of course we keep in touch.

Talented composer Tim has written a stunning Requiem Mass which has been recorded an is being released on 11th November 2017, to co-incide with Remembrance Day.

Commissioned in 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Timothy Hamilton’s Requiem draws its inspiration from the Roman liturgy. In twelve movements, it conjures up a vivid sequence of images depicting both the horror of war and the calmness and eeriness of the aftermath of battle, interspersed with moments of sombre and contemplative reflection. Below is a short documentary about the piece.


Soprano – Ilona Domnich

Mezzo – Jennifer Johnston

Tenor – Nicky Spence

Baritone – David Stout

Choir – Cantoribus

Orchestra – Rosenau Sinfonia

Organ – Ian Tindale

Produced by Adrian Peacock

RELEASE DATE: 10/11/17


CD (available now to pre-order) on Amazonhttp://amzn.eu/5cLk9DE

iTunes (pre-order): https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/hamilton-requiem/id1301837906

Here is a short sound sample of this stunning piece:

Here is more information about the amazing composer, Tim Hamilton:

Timothy Hamilton is a British composer, arranger and conductor who is known for his accessible and communicative writing style. His music is imaginative and stimulating, and is quite individual within its conservative character. His debut album Vision won widespread acclaim and firmly established him as an exciting and versatile composer.

Timothy’s compositions include many choral and orchestral works, including several anthems and masses that are performed at various cathedrals, churches and concert venues throughout the UK, USA and Canada. 

In 2012, Timothy founded Cantoribus, an exciting vocal ensemble comprising operatic voices with extensive choral training and experience. The result was a series of highly successful concert performances, culminating in the recording Vision, released on Stone Records in 2014. Achieving critical acclaim, it featured the group performing unaccompanied, with the majority of the pieces written by Timothy.

In 2012, Timothy was commissioned to compose a Requiem to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War 1. This work received its premiere at St. John’s Wood Church on Remembrance Sunday 2014, albeit with small forces and abridged. In November 2015, ‘Requiem’ received its full premiere at St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London with full orchestra, chorus and international soloists, conducted by the composer. A week later, a recording of this work was made using the same musicians, produced by Adrian Peacock.  

The recording of ‘Requiem’ is due for release in November 2017 on the NAXOS label.

Timothy is also in demand as a composer and arranger for other genres, including film and TV, and has written music for companies as diverse as Nokia, Odgers Berndston and BNP Paribas.

Here at Viva Live Music we wish Tim and all the musicians involved all the very best of luck.

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